The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program provides homeless persons with basic shelter and essential supportive services. It can assist with the operational costs of the shelter facility, and for the administration of the grant. ESG also provides short-term homeless prevention assistance to persons at imminent risk of losing their own housing due to eviction, foreclosure, or utility shutoffs.

If you are looking for homelessness services, visit the Emergency Shelter page. To view and apply for open grants, please visit our page on Neighborly Software.
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Public Notice For Public Service Grants


On Monday, November 15, 2021 the Division of Community Development (DCD) will issue an open and competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) for the HUD Entitlement Grants for; Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) to provide funding to eligible programs and projects sponsored by public agencies, developers or not-for-profit organizations. The City of Jersey City is scheduled to receive approximately $885,647 in CDBG funding; $498,420 in ESG funding; $2,381,307 in HOPWA funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and funding; $978,888 in CSBG from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for the 2022 program year.    

The City encourages local community groups who provide quantifiable benefits to the low and moderate-income population to apply. The funding is provided through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Since the funding source is limited, this is a competitive application process. The review criteria and eligibility requirements are noted in the RFP. The City of Jersey City HUD Entitlement Program goals are consistent with its adopted 2020-2024 five-Year Consolidated Plan as well as the National Objectives defined by HUD.  

Request for Proposal applications may be obtained from the following link – https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/JERSEYCITYNJ/participant 

The deadline for submission of proposals is Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11:59 P.M.  No proposals will be accepted after this date.  

For more information, please contact
the Division of Community Development

4 Jackson Square 39 Kearney Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305 Telephone: (201) 547-6910.


To see an archive of all announcements, visit our News and Updates page.
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